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Admiral Charles Francis Horne III

Admiral Charles Francis Horne III
  • March 22, 1931 - November 29, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Such a Pleasure meeting the Admiral in November 2017. I was President of the Mt. Pleasant Exchange Club and Honored Admiral Horne at our Veterans...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Tommy Knisley

“I will never forget the great kindness shown me by Admiral Horne and his wife many years ago. My profound sympathy to Carolyn and Charles. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Skalnik - Other

“We are so sorry to hear of The Admirals passing. It was a pleasure to live next door to him and get to know him. He was a great man who will be...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sally and Freddie Heath - SC

“I served under Admiral Horne for 3 1/2 years at COMINEWARCOM. He was the strongest advocate for Mine Warfare that community ever had. He was fearless...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Aaron - Work

“Fond memories of playing tennis with Chuck on the Charleston Navy Base courts in the 1980s---always competitive but lots of fun! A true gentleman...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Dilgren - CHARLESTON, SC

“We are so sad to hear this news. The Admiral was a great guy and we were glad to know him during my years as his aide at CMWC. He will be missed,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Trzeciak ... Adm Horne's aide CMWC 81-83

“Admiral Horne was the best part of my day when he would call us at Belva's Flower Shop. He was so full of love and kindness. He sent flowers all the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kristen Garza - Mount Pleasant, SC

“It was a personal honor and a professional privilege to have known him. Rest In Peace Shipmate. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: FORCM (SW/AW) Bob Conklin USN (Ret)

“The Admiral was the best neighbor in the world for 25 years. He was a true gentlemen in every respect. Always so thoughtful with flowers and lunch...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jeanne& Cal Colvin


Admiral Charles (Chuck) F. Horne III (USN, Ret.), 90, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed into Heaven to join his so loved wife, Flora, on Monday, November 29, 2021. A memorial service will be held on March 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm at J Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Admiral Horne was born on March 22, 1931 in San Diego, California, son of the late Charles F. Horne Jr. and the late Evelyn Tuttle Horne. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952 and Master's Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1968. Admiral Horne served in the United States Navy for 39 years, in command of two ships at sea, two destroyer squadrons, as commander of the 51 swift boats in Vietnam, and as Commander of the Mine Warfare Command, here in Charleston from 1979 to 1984. He then served in South Korea as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea from 1984 to 1986 and simultaneously as United Nations Chief Negotiator with the North Koreans and the Chinese at the DMZ.

Admiral Horne was married 61 devoted years to Flora Eustice Horne, who passed into Heaven in April 2016. Admiral Horne lived in Mount Pleasant for over 26 years and so enjoyed this wonderful city and all of its wonderful people! He is survived by his son, Charles F. Horne IV, and his wife, Victoria Moore, of Marin County, California; his daughter, Carolyn Jackson, of London, England, and granddaughter, Solenne Jackson, currently attending Yale University; and grandson, Charles W. Horne V, of Washington, DC.

Military Service
U.S. Navy • Admiral • Officer
1952 through 1987, US Navy